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Allen & Thurber pepperbox revolver. Ref 1888

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  • Listing ID: #55258

£480.00 GBP

  • Cast: L/H
  • Condition: Used


Largest selection of genuine antique weapons for sale in UK. See our website andrewbottomley.com. Ref 1888. A scarce early American percussion bar hammer 6 shot pepper-box revolver by Allen & Thurber Worcester, Mass. Circa 1830-1840. The makers name Allen & Thurber Worcester marked on the side of the 3 inch fluted barrel. The bar hammer engraved Allen's Patent. Decorative scrolling to the side plates. Among the most popular and best selling handguns of their day, the Allen pepper-boxes were the first American double action revolving arms. The long period of their manufacture from the 1830s to the early 1860s attests to their wide popularity and commercial success. The Allen pepper-box found wide acceptance among a general cross section of the American public as a reliable and inexpensive weapon of self-defence. Quite a few of them were sold to migrants heading west and to California with the 49ers, turning up in the gold mining regions. Overall length 7 inches. Action in good working order. In good condition showing some minor signs of use and wear. A good example of an early pepper-box revolver with the Makers name engraved on the barrel. Ref 1888. A very scarce type. This is an obsolete antique pistol and is sold as a collectors item only.No Licence is required in the United Kingdom. This is an obsolete antique item and is sold as a collectors item only. No Licence is required in the United Kingdom. If you wish to purchase this item please visit our website andrewbottomley.com where you can pay by credit/debit card or bank transfer at no extra charge. Established 1968.


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